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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Kelly Ryan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 734-763-9259
Fax: 734-936-9262

Primary Programs/Services:


  • University of Michigan Medical School (Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Wayne State University (Ph.D. & M.A.)
  • University of Michigan (B.S.)

Clinical Interest:

  • Adult neuropsychological assessment
  • Dementia and other neurological disorders

Research Interest:

  • Use of neuropsychological tests to inform functional outcomes among medical and psychiatric populations.
  • Impact of neuropsychological functioning on patient and caregiver well-being.
  • Cognitive, behavioral, and functional decline in aging/dementia.

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology Section

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Weisenbach, SL, Marshall, DM, Weldon, AL, Ryan, KA, Vederman, A, Kamali, M, Zubieta, JK, McInnis, M, & Langenecker, SA. (In press). Double Burden of Age and Disease on Cognition and Quality of Life in Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Saunders, EK, Nazir, R, Kamali, M., Ryan, KA, Evans, S, Langenecker, S, Gelenberg, AJ, & McInnis, M. (In press). Gender differences, Clinical Correlates and Longitudinal Outcome of Bipolar Disorder with Co-mordid Migraine. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Ryan, K.A., Vederman, A.C., Kamali, M., Marshall, D., Weldon, A.L., McInnis, M.G.., & Langenecker, S.L. (2013) Emotion Perception and Executive Functioning in Predicting Work Status in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 210, 472-478.
  • Saunders, EK, Novick, D., Fernandez-Mendoza, J., Kamali, M. Ryan, KA, Langenecker, S. Gelenberg, A & McInnis, M. (2013). Correlates of Poor Sleep Quality in Inter-episode Bipolar Disorder. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 1(16).
  • Ryan, K.A., Vederman, A.C., McFadden, E.M., Weldon, A., Kamali, M., Langenecker, S.A., & McInnis, M. (2012). Differential executive functioning performance by phase of bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders - An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, 14: 527-536.
  • Marshall, D., Walker, S., Ryan, K.A., Kamali, M., Saunders, E., Weldon, A., Adams, K., McInnis, M., & Langenecker, S.A. (2012). Greater Executive and Visual Memory Dysfunction in Comorbid Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) compared to those BD without SUD. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 252-7.
  • Ryan, K.A., Weldon, A., Persad, C., Heidebrink, J.L., Barbas, N., & Giordani, B. (2012). Neuropsychiatric symptoms and executive functioning in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Relationship to caregiver burden. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 34, 206-215.
  • Ryan, K.A., Weldon, A., Huby, N.M., Persad, C., Bhaumik, A.K., Heidebrink, J.L., Barbas, N., Staffend, N. Franti, L., & Giordani, B. (2010). Caregiver support service needs for patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer''''s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, 24(2): 171-6.